GOLD STANDARDS: The most opulent metal gets a Gucci twist with rope and chain patterns and a framed photo serving as a place card. From top left: Crystal candlestick ($4.99) and gold glitter artichoke finial ($8.99) are from Ross. Brass rope candle pillar and candelabrum ($39 each) are at West Elm. Gold-rimmed Versailles goblet ($9.99 for four) is from Ross. Chain picture frame ($19) and square plate ($7) are from West Elm. Gold-rimmed dinner plate ($14.95) is from Crate & Barrel. Gold rope glass charger ($4.99) is at Ross. Chilewich basket-weave place mat ($12.95) is at Sur La Table. Gold base martini glass ($4.99) is at Cost Plus World Market.
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